Give Me Some of that Wild Salt Air : Mixed Media Layout
The most significant thing to happen this last week was finding my lost moisture meter. I purchased it from Amazon and it is a fabulous tool for keeping in touch with my plant’s soil needs. I lost it for several weeks and was going to purchase a new one but Hubby found it in a place I had looked more than once. Ugh! So frustrating that I overlooked it but I am so happy to have it back. It takes the guessing out of knowing when to give my plants a drink.
We have had a lot of rain and I am playing the waiting game for when to plant my flower bulbs. I am trying to wait until the frost is over and I am getting antsy to visit the greenhouse for the rest of my plants. This year I am hoping to add a few elderberry bushes so I can use my own berries to make elderberry syrup. I have been buying dried elderberries but they can be pricey.
Oatmeal Cream Pies are a favorite in our house. We used to buy a box of Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies when we went on vacation. Nothing says game night like snack double stuffed oreos, chips and oatmeal cream pies. Our diet has changed a lot since those days because now those kinds of things go straight to our mid-section. Hence, we only eat these sweet treats occasionally, with the exception of the past few months. When searching for a new bake this week, I decided to be nostalgic and try these yummy pies. The filling is a vanilla buttercream sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies.
Who doesn’t like donuts? I have been eyeing all the mouth-watering instagram photos of donuts as of late and I had intentions of making some for the first time. I had a full day planned today but got side tracked when my middle son asked if we could make donuts. I did a quick search for baked donuts and found this recipe.
My little baker learned how to knead dough today as well as how to proof yeast. Once he got the hang of kneading he did a great job and asked to learn how to make sourdough bread. He rolled and cut the dough out and I baked, glazed and filled the donuts. Plus two loaves of sourdough had me spending most of the day in the kitchen. Our house is smelling great at the moment. As you can see, we have several varieties of donuts- glazed, glazed with sprinkles, glazed with apricot filling and glazed with strawberry filling.
Creating the Layout
Wild salt air reminds me of vacation at the beach, of which I am very much looking forward to this year. Problem is, our vacation is scheduled for June. We are not sure if it is going to work out for this year but a girl can hope.
I made this layout last year for StencilGirl, but I didn’t share it here on my blog. Since I have been low on creative mojo the last few months, I have decided to share some design team projects.
I used StencilGirl stencils for every embellishment on this layout. Everything was colored using PaperArtsy Infusions, Dylusions sprays and Lindy’s sprays.
I love that these stencils are so versatile and can be used for more than just backgrounds.
I am joining the tea ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard‘s. Today’s tea is Yunnan Longrun Pu-erh Tea Cake -Dali(Year 2010,Fermented. I am very excited to try one of these fermented tea cakes but they are a bit pricey so I have been holding off. I am thinking about splurging on one of these because I have gone through most of the teas in my stash that I enjoy. Thank you quarantine!
So, have you tried one of these fermented tea cakes?
Happy Tea Day,